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Fuel spillage causes accidents on Accra-Tema Motorway

BY: Benjamin Xornam Glover

Four persons sustained injuries when the vehicles they were travelling on got involved in an accident on the Accra-Tema motorway on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Although no death was recorded as at the time of filing this report, the injured were conveyed to the Tema General Hospital for medical attention.

The accident happened at abount 7:50 am around the Kasapreko area on the Tema bound section of the motorway.

According to the Second-in-Command of the Tema office of the Ghana National Fire Service, Divisional Officer 1, (DO1) Mr Timothy Osafo Afum, the accident occurred after a Toyota Corolla with registration number GE 1640-15 skidded off the road and spilled its fuel content on portions of the road.

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DO1 Afum said because of the fuel spillage, the road became slippery which resulted in a second accident involving a Nissan Navarra Pick-up with registration number GN 9099-16 which also skidded off the road injuring the driver on board.

He said the personnel of the GNFS had to use a foam compound to wash off the fuel on the road to prevent further slippages.

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